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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1075
AUTHOR:Gerrit Smith (1797–1874)
QUOTATION:Liberty—precious boon of Heaven—is meek and reasonable. She admits, that she belongs to all—to the high and the low; the rich and the poor; the black and the white—and, that she belongs to them all equally…. But true liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations.
ATTRIBUTION:Representative GERRIT SMITH, remarks in the House, June 27, 1854, Congressional Globe, vol. 23, Appendix, p. 1016.
SUBJECTS:Liberty
 
 
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